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    My DNA Looks a lot Like Spaghetti

    Like many of us during The Time of Coronavirus, I found myself lured into the kitchen, partly due to an extreme overestimation of my ability to cook food that tastes exactly like its restaurant cousins, but mostly due simply to boredom.  It turns out that one cannot subsist on watching Netflix alone.    One kitchen experiment that has been gnawing at me for some time has been to make homemade pasta, just like my Italian ancestors.     DNA-wise, I am half Italian.  Even though my Italianess is considerably less than that of my great grandparents, who immigrated to the US in the early 1900s, it was imprinted upon me from…